Evan Mantyk is President of the Society of Classical Poets, as well as chief editor of the Society’s Journal and the Society’s website.  He teaches literature and history in the Hudson Valley region of New York, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was formerly a newspaper journalist and editor for the multi-language international newspaper The Epoch Times, and still occasionally pens pieces for the Manhattan-based newspaper.  He has also researched and written on U.S. and foreign educational systems on behalf of immigration law firms and their clients. His publications include How to Write Classical Poetry, Epic History Tales, The Story of Milarepa, Treasured Tales of China, and Dream of the Red Chamber. Read an interview with Evan Mantyk published on The Bookends Review.


Evan Mantyk’s Poetry and Prose

‘The Threads’ by Evan Mantyk


‘The Ballad of Mulan’: A Rhyming Translation


‘The Teacher to His Students’ and Other Poetry by Evan Mantyk

30 Riddles by Evan Mantyk (+Answers)

‘The Tea Garden: A Crown of Sonnets’ and Other Poetry by Evan Mantyk

Remaking Education From the Poetry Up

‘Visiting the Ruins of Tintagel Castle’ and Other Poetry by Evan Mantyk

‘On President Trump’s First Year in Office’ and Other Poetry by Evan Mantyk

‘The Trojan War’ by Evan Mantyk

‘A Moon Poem’ by Evan Mantyk

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Short Student Play Version

Letting Go

‘Portrait of a God’ by Evan Mantyk

‘Portrait of a Goddess’ by Evan Mantyk


‘A Hero’ and Other Poetry by Evan Mantyk






Photo credit: Jonathan Cook